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This week after being on reserve for my first five-day week, Farid and I decided to take advantage of our two-day weekend and explore a city we haven’t been to together. We decided Monday night that Seattle was the lucky winner.

We dragged our happy butt’s out of bed at 5 am. to get to the airport and see if we could catch a flight on standby. We arrived in Seattle by 10:30 in the morning and had the rest of the day to explore the wonderful rainy city. I was impressed by how easy we were able to get into the city; you can take the Light Rail for only $3 from the airport right downtown by only a 30 minute train ride. We were able to get into the city and back to the airport to catch our 5:40 pm. flight without any headache.

I usually try to explore the true culture of a city by going where the locals go a little further from the main city, but we felt like being proper tourist in a city we had yet to explore together. Plus, how can you resist Pike’s Place Markets’ amazing flowers.

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We spent the day walking around and eating way too much food. It started to rain pretty hard which was just magical; surprisingly this SoCal girl loves the rain more than the sun! We have been deprived of rain for a while, so it was extra special.

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Highlights from Seattle include the wonderful greenery you get to see coming into the city. I forget how much I miss nature until it’s right in front of my eyes and my heart leaps with excitement. Next time I come I definietly want to go on a hike to explore the beautiful nature that seems to make Seattle so delightful!

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The food down at Pike’s Place…Oh my gosh, no words. I would say the best reccomendation I have is to skip out on the sit down restaurants and grab all the goodies that are lined up on the main street. We had one of the best gyro’s I have ever had at a place called Mr. D’s Greek Delicacies, and I have had my fair share of gyro’s in New York and Dubai, but these were incredible. We tried a little of everything, after all isn’t that the main point of exploring? Maybe not, but I am a big foodie. Farid then saw, or better yet smelt a familiar Russian Pastry that he grew up eating, so we had to stop there for dessert, the line out the door confirmed this was a good decision. We grabbed the infamous Apple Cinnamon Pasty and of course the meat pastry for him at Piroshky Piroshky Bakery. I love traveling with Farid because he makes me try things I would not normally be apt to, and wow, they were worth the hype. Lastly, we were reccomended by a friend to try some wonderful crepe’s, so with no room in our stomache’s we grabbed a nutella, banana, and almond crepe from Crepe de France for the road.

Before leaving I had to buy some of the beautiful flowers to take home. They were the most breathtaking flower assortments I have ever seen, which are now decorating my coffee table at home. You can combine any assortment you like and it was only $5.00!

Altogether, I would say that Seattle was exactly what I thought and more and I cannot wait to come back and explore more…and eat more!

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